Remembering Sally Ride

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The first female in outer space, Sally Ride, has passed away at the age of 61.  Ride, who was launched into outer space on board the space shuttle Challenger a little over 29 years ago, passed away from pancreatic cancer. Ride was part of the first class of female astronauts in 1978, a turn away […]

Remembering Ralph McQuarrie

Ralph McQuarrie, who was behind much of the look and feel of the original (and still the best) Star Wars trilogy, has passed away at the ago of 82. McQuarrie’s conceptual designs were the basis for some of the trilogy’s iconic characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO.  He also did design work […]